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Oldham County 56 Shelby County 13

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Oldham improves to 2-0; Shelby falls to 0-2

Shelby County came into this game with a few strikes against it.     The Colonels had the momentum of a season-opening victory in Coach Tayshawn McBroom's first game as a head coach; Shelby had been whipped by their cross-town rival.

Oldham County had a much larger roster.    The 6A Colonels' sideline dwarfed the 4A Rockets'.   Shelby featured just 40 players on their roster, the smallest roster Coach Todd Shipley had had in his 22 years in Shelbyville.   McBroom capitalized, keeping fresh legs in the game, while Shelby noticeably tired late.

And - honestly - Oldham had more athletes.    While Shelby County was hardly bereft of talent, Oldham County had more.   And it showed.

Give the Rockets credit for hanging tough early.     After Oldham broke the ice with a 16 yard run by Grant Gilchrist with 3:20 left in the first (the conversion failed), Shelby rode some smart play-calling - and a little trickery (a double-reverse flea flicker pass play from wide receiver / backup QB Bishop Bale to Dylan Maynes that covered 30 yards) - to move quickly downfield to tie with an 18-yard TD run by quarterback Dylan Maynes with 1:49 to play in the quarter.    The Rockets had the chance to take the lead, but the snap on the conversion attempt sailed over the holder's head, and Shelby settled for a 6-6 tie.  The Shelby score, however, seemed to ignite Oldham.   The Colonels erupted for a 36-0 run to end the half, beginning with a quick 55 yard TD on a deep post pattern from Oldham's senior QB Sam Young to Justin Ruffin, giving OC a 13-6 advantage to close out the quarter.

In the second quarter, Oldham resembled a heavyweight boxer who simply pounded his opponent into submission with body blow after body blow.    Jacob Davis caught a 21 yard pass on the sideline from Young to make it 20-6.    Young called his own number next, scoring on a 2 yard plunge that stretched the lead to 28-6.   After that score, the OC extra point team was called for a penalty; the Colonels then went for 2 and got it on a Young run around left end.

260 pound running back Kaden Shephard blasted through the middle of the Shelby defense for 12 yards and a score to make it 35-6, and after Shelby fumbled away the ensuing kickoff, giving the ball to Oldham at their 21 yard line, the Colonels quickly capitalized, with Grant Gilchrist blasting in from 5 yards out with 7.1 seconds to play in the half.

The offensive onslaught produced a 42-6 halftime advantage, ensuring the second half would be played under a running clock.

Oldham had 333 yards of offense in the first half, including 128 rushing yards and 205 passing yards.   Young was 7 of 11 passing for 205 yards, with 2 TDs and 0 picks.    The 7 completions had been spread around to 6 different receivers.  The 2020 district offensive player of the year had also rushed for 25 yards and a score.

With a running clock, neither squad had many snaps to work with in the second half - Oldham, however, managed two TDs on only 14 offensive plays.   Ruffin scored on a 34 yard pass from Young - his second TD catch in as many total catches - and sophomore Kaden Osbourne scored the final score of the game on a 1 yard run with 2:25 to play.

In between, Shelby got a score from junior Kyre Bishop, who took a 23 yard pass from Maynes late in the third.

Both teams "just missed" on a dramatic TD.    Kyre Bishop returned a second half kickoff for an apparent score, but the TD was nullified by an illegal block penalty.

And Young just missed out on his fourth TD pass when he scrambled to his right, and - throwing on the run - dropped a beautiful pass "right in the bucket" of Wesley Anderson, only to see the ball skitter free.

Notable individuals:

For Oldham...

- Sam Young, who threw for over 3,400 passing yards and ran for over 1,100 rushing yards the past two seasons combined (with 39 TD passes and 22 TD runs) had a solid game, going 8 for 13 passing with 3 TDs and 0 INT.   239 yards.   He also rushed for 42 yards and another score, and ran in a two point conversion.

- Kaden Shephard, the big bowling ball of a running back (approx 260 pounds), barreled through, over, and off of Shelby County defenders for 89 yards rushing and a TD on just 15 carries.

- Seven Oldham runners combined for 207 yards rushing on 38 carries (5.4 ypc)

- Gabe Mettling was all over the place for Oldham defensively.   The junior seemed to spend all game in the Shelby backfield.

- For Shelby County, Dylan Maynes had a tough night, with Oldham defenders in his face on nearly every play, but the junior signalcaller showed some remarkable "escapability", repeatedly getting out of situations where it appeared he would be sacked.

- Junior Kyre Bishop showed some real explosiveness returning kicks, with two long returns, including a TD on a KOR that was called back on penalty.   Wouldn't be surprised to see coach Todd Shipley scheming more ways to get this young man the ball more often in open space.

Oldham County        13     29     7     7     -     56

Shelby County            6       0     7     0     -    13


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Good win for the Colonels. They looked sloppy, to begin with but once the game got going they dominated. Next week vs Fern Creek will really answer some questions about the Colonels. This team has the possibility to be one of the Best OC teams in awhile. There’s still a lot to be seen but I would say there just as good if not better then the 2018 team that went 10-2 

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